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TITLE
Arisaig Bay
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GAUKROGER_013
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
DATE OF IMAGE
2006
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Jamie Gaukroger
SOURCE
Jamie Gaukroger
ASSET ID
22468
KEYWORDS
lochs
tourism
ferries
hill
hills
peaks
nature reserves
boats
Arisaig Bay

The islands of Eigg and Rum are outlined against the evening sky in this photograph of Arisaig Bay. The islands are part of the Inner Hebrides.

Arisaig lies 7 miles (1 1km) south of Mallaig at the head of Loch nan Ceall in Lochaber district. As part of the 'Road to the Isles', the area around Arisaig has become popular with tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901. There is also a passenger ferry which runs from Loch nan Ceall to the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.

The Island of Eigg lies about 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.

The Island of Rum is an internationally important nature reserve and wildlife research site. Managed by Scottish Natural Heritage, the island has been a National Nature Reserve (NNR) since 1957.

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Arisaig Bay

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

2000s

lochs; tourism; ferries; hill; hills; peaks; nature reserves; boats

Jamie Gaukroger

The islands of Eigg and Rum are outlined against the evening sky in this photograph of Arisaig Bay. The islands are part of the Inner Hebrides.<br /> <br /> Arisaig lies 7 miles (1 1km) south of Mallaig at the head of Loch nan Ceall in Lochaber district. As part of the 'Road to the Isles', the area around Arisaig has become popular with tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901. There is also a passenger ferry which runs from Loch nan Ceall to the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.<br /> <br /> The Island of Eigg lies about 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.<br /> <br /> The Island of Rum is an internationally important nature reserve and wildlife research site. Managed by Scottish Natural Heritage, the island has been a National Nature Reserve (NNR) since 1957.